Double Deal

Double Deal

The Inside Story of Murder, Unbridled Corruption, and the Cop Who Was A Mobster

Book - 2003
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A provocative expos#65533; of organized crime and its unholy alliance with world leaders, intelligence agencies, and law enforcement, Double Deal is a forty-year saga told with unflinching honesty by mob insider and former chief of police Michael Corbitt.

Growing up poor and angry, Michael Corbitt fought his way up the ranks of greasers and street gangs until he attracted the attention of Chicago crime boss Sam Giancana, who placed him on the Willow Springs, Illinois, police force. By the time he was appointed chief of police, he'd also moved up the Outfit's ranks and was living the high life of a respected mobster.

Corbitt's luck turned when he was indicted on charges of racketeering and conspiracy to commit murder. Although there was a mob contract on his life and he was facing a twenty-year sentence, he refused to testify against organized crime figures under the witness protection program, maintaining instead the mafioso's code of silence -- omert#65533; -- until his release from prison.

Now Corbitt breaks that silence, holding back nothing -- including the account of his personal involvement in the brutal murder of the wife of Chicago mob attorney Alan Masters. Making no excuses for his dual existence, Corbitt bares his soul, confessing in graphic -- sometimes horrific -- detail a life lived as both saint and sinner, a life that moved back and forth between the conflicting worlds of the police officer and the gangster with schizophrenic ease.

Delving deep into the shadowy underworld, Corbitt divulges -- for the first time ever -- the explosive story of organized crime's "mystery man," the brilliant Chicago mobster who has been the real power behind the Outfit's throne for almost thirty years. Corbitt paints a frightening picture of a man he knew all too well, a man who would do anything to control the Outfit's international gambling and money-laundering empire worth billions.

Corbitt's stunning revelations have been corroborated by FBI agents and court and government documents. From the murder of Chicago boss Sam Giancana to the myth of a "clean" Las Vegas, he tells it like it was -- and still is. From Noriega to the Shah of Iran, Israel and its deadly Mossad, drug running, arms deals, money laundering, murder, and intrigue, it's all here in Double Deal, making this as much the story of one man's amazing double life as it is of the mob's terrifying reach into our world today.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2003
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780060195854
Branch Call Number: 364.1060977311 Cor
Characteristics: xix, 347 p. : ill
Additional Contributors: Giancana, Sam 1954-


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nutty7688 May 03, 2011

This guy wasn't what you would call a perfect neighbor. From reading Michael's accounts of things that took place in the Chicago Outfit, he was heavily involved in the six-day war of Jordan; more corruption and deceit. Having an extensive relationship with the CIA is unheard of, but not with the outfits international problems. Crossed by his best friend and associate the truth was or is written in this book.

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Aug 17, 2008

Willy thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over


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Aug 17, 2008

Coarse Language: Quite a bit of cursing. Not recommended for easily offended.


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